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#Leaded: Green Bodum French Press

This was super disappointing! 5,562 ppm lead & 69 ppm cadmium. This is the reading on the white writing (including the logo) which is on the outside of the glass canister. This writing often wears off with washing and normal use on similar products painted in a similar fashion (Green Sprouts sippy cups, glass measuring cups, […]

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#AskTamara: What coffee maker do you use?

I get this question A LOT! “Tamara, what coffee maker do you use?” A: Mostly we use a French press style coffee maker. However I do want to clarify that I have found lead in several French presses.  Specifically (as with many measuring cups and other glass items with logos or marked writings on the […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Ziggy Mug

Ziggy Mug: 33,800 ppm lead Tested July 2014. Thanks to Tania Moxon for donating and supporting my advocacy! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support my advocacy work (and this website) please consider making a contribution via GoFundMe or PayPal. Thank you!  

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#Leaded: Portmeirion Mug with Heart

Portmeirion – mug “microwave safe” – 49,000 ppm lead! Thanks to Angeline Van Evera for donating and supporting my advocacy! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support my advocacy work (and this website) please consider making a contribution via GoFundMe or PayPal. Thank you!

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#Leaded: Vintage “You Are The Sunshine” Ceramic Mug

“You Are The Sunshine” Coffee Mug. 3,151 ppm lead, 571 ppm cadmium, & 948 ppm arsenic. (white unglazed ceramic: 20 ppm lead) Tested with an XRF instrument December 2015. Thanks to Kelly Paluso for donating and supporting my advocacy! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support my advocacy work […]

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Silver Bordered Vintage China Mug / Tea Cup: 104,700 ppm Lead

Mug with “silver” border (where your lips would go!) It turns out the “silver” is achieved by using Leaded glaze! Inside of cup is 845 ppm lead, “silver” border is 104,700 ppm Lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. I apologize that I did not capture information about the maker or pattern on this […]

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#LeadSafe: Baum Pyramid Pattern Ceramic Mug

Ceramic Baum “Pyramid” design mug: 26 +/- 15 ppm lead. The interior was negative/ “non-detect” for lead (Pb).  Both the interior and exterior were also non-detect for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg.) Tested with an XRF instrument. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item for children is anything 90 ppm […]

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#Cadmium: Small Toy Copper Coffee Pot

This little antique/ vintage toy coffee pot is 999,700 ppm copper on the outside (basically a pure copper exterior), but the inside (which would touch an beverage poured into it by a child is positive for cadmium when tested with an XRF instrument: Cadmium reading: 1,248 +/- 154 ppm. Read more about cadmium toxicity here. […]

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#Leaded: 2006 White Ceramic Lined Stainless Steel Starbucks Coffee Brand Travel Mug

2006 Starbucks Mug. Made in China. Interior & exterior white glaze: 66 ppm lead. Logo (words): 1,122 ppm lead & 266 ppm arsenic.  If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please check out this post and this post for a start!  Thanks for visiting! For lead-free mug & cup choices […]

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Ask Tamara: Which mugs are lead-free?

Originally Published: December 24, 2016 Ask Tamara Question: Which mugs are lead-free?  What mugs do you use in your home? Answer: When I first got my hands on an XRF and started testing things for lead one of the very first things I tested was my favorite set of Chantal mugs.  I actually had a […]

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